Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Pure Americana.
Austin's Li'l Cap'n Travis mixes and matches seemingly disconnected genres into an unimaginable yet highly listenable whole.

(via WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

The vintage footage seen in this video is from this 1963 Bicycle Safety Film entitled "One Got Fat".
A group of monkey-masked kids decide to ride their bikes to the park for a picnic. Along the way, one by one, the kids are knocked out of the ride due to careless or unsafe riding.
Narration by Edward Everett Horton of "Fractured Fairytales" (Rocky and Bullwinkle) fame.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My New Favorite Song

"Hailing from Canada The Sadies have been going at it since 1998. Core members are lead singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, it’s like someone locked them in a room when they were kids with nothing but ventures, byrds, various garage rock records, and two guitars. What came out is damned good. They can play…..buddy can they play. Some of the best b-bender licks since Clarence White invented the damned thing." - A Truer Sound


B-Rox in-studio performance

"I ain't brokedown, I'm just outta gas"


"The Brown Sound"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Wilson

Beach Boy Brian Wilson turns 68.

Fresh Dread had a great Wilson post last year.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cocksucker Blues

Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main Street.

Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Danny Seymour, Bianca Jagger, Tina Turner, Truman Capote, Stevie Wonder, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Terry Southern, Princess Radziwell, Cynthia Jones, various groupies, roadies and scalpers.

Directed by Robert Frank
Produced by Marshall Chess
Editors: Robert Frank, Paul Justman, Susan Steinberg
Camera: Robert Frank, Danny Seymour
Sound: Danny Seymour

1972, Unreleased; 95 min, color (no video release)